The Rights of Woman as Chimera: The Political Philosophy of Mary Wollstonecraft

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Overview

The Rights of Woman as Chimera examines Mary Wollstonecraft's intellectual relationship to Rousseau, Locke, and Aristotle. Although she learned much from each philosopher, her own thought cannot be said to be simply derivative of these thinkers. In considering "the woman question," Wollstonecraft levels important, but friendly, critiques of her male predecessors. She puts forth a conception of the nature of woman, which is informed by and consistent with her larger political philosophy, and this study endeavors to outline this conception of the nature of woman.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415978538
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/1/2006
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Natalie Taylor

NATALIE TAYLOR and her son, Kai Taylor, live in Royal Oak, Michigan. Natalie teaches high school English and recently earned her master's degree in Education. Kai is working on his numbers, letters, and colors.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction: The Hyena in Petticoats 1. The Land of Chimeras 2. Rousseau’s Half-Being 3. Navigating the Land of Chimeras with Our Only Star & Compass 4. John Locke’s Other Half Being 5. Nature Does Nothing In Vain 6. The Foundation of Almost Every Social Virtue 7. In a Word, a Better Citizen Notes Bibliography Index

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